SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Two people are dead after a shooting on Tuesday night in the Liberty City area.
Savannah Police found 22-year-old Nathaniel Harvey and 25-year-old Kadijah Pendergraph in a car with life-threatening gunshot injuries. The two later died as a result of those wounds. An infant unrelated to the two victims was found in the car. The baby was not injured in the shooting.
The shooting drew comment from Savannah Mayor Pro-tem Estella Shabazz on Wednesday. Shabazz spoke out against the shooting in her district, urging cooperation between citizens and their community organizations.
“We’ve got to bring our community leaders, we’ve got to bring our organizations, our churches our faith-based communities, our houses of worships together that’s what we’ve got to do, we’ve got to sit down and have courageous conversations and I mean courageous conversations," Shabazz said. "We’ve got to galvanize the people in our community.”
Neighbors in the Summerside community say they’re not letting their guard down after the deadly double shooting.
A neighbor, who did not want to go on camera, says she was the first person to call police after hearing gunshots.
“We came to the front door and noticed there was a car, the taillights were in the woods, where the car had gone over the curb. She asked if i’d seen any movement ‘no, we didn’t see anybody or hear anybody.’ There was no conversation. Nothing of loudness. Nothing.”
Savannah Police and city officials weighing in on the homicides during a news conference at police headquarters. This coming a week after these same leaders expressed their outrage over gun violence. They know nothing will change without residents getting involved.
“If you know something, say something," said Mayor Van Johnson. "Don’t wait. Don’t debate in your mind whether it’s the right thing to do because you know this is dead wrong and unfortunately, it’s been deadly wrong.”
Summerside residents like, Florence Glover, say she hopes neighbors will work together to keep each other safe.
“The high alert that’s going on right now, it needs to continue through not this community but all communities," said Glover. "We just need to make sure our neighbors are looking after each other.”
If you have any information about this case, call Savannah Police or CrimeStoppers.